Colleen Martinez

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also have worked in private practice for about 3 years. I have worked with children and teens on many issues such as anger, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety.

My approach is engaging and calm. I like to meet clients where they are at and take things at a pace they are comfortable with. I use solution based approaches, as well as dialectal behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy. I believe that everyone is different and no one approach works for all clients. I will base my approach on your specific needs.

I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149013992 (Expires: 2019-11-30)

LCSW #LCSW-18086 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by L.O. on Sep 21, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Colleen has a unique way of making me feel supported and sometimes challenged. She has a great way of gently showing me another perspective that is based on logic exactly when I need it. Highly recommend her!

Written by J.E. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Colleen has been an amazing support system for me in dealing with my anxiety. It helps so much to have someone to talk to. She is kind and understanding.

Written by S.T. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Colleen has been phenomenal.

Written by M.A. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Colleen is great at remembering what is going on as I am someone who has a tendency to skip around a lot. Her personal experiences have made me feel like I can trust her expertise and that things will get better. She has helped me realize my worth while providing suggestions when asked and listening and validating my feelings when I just need to vent.

Written by K.I. on Jun 24, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Colleen is the best support I could have asked for during a very difficult time in my life. She is my perfect match as a therapist and goes above my expectations to help. She understands my mental illness and is gentle when my symptoms are worst. Also, she has the most soothing voice ever and talking with her always leaves me smiling and relieved! She’s awesome, just trust me!

Written by M.A. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Very responsive and engaged. Sessions have gone well so far.

Written by K.A. on Jun 02, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is great! She really understand me and is someone I can confide it.

Written by G.I. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 3 weeks

Colleen is amazing.

Written by J.I. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Colleen has been an invaluable resource. She listens well, is affirming and validating, and comes from a place of compassion and empathy. I highly recommend her!